It’s the first week of January 2021 and the week I usually spend planning my year by writing out my goals and the steps to help make each happen. Last week, as 2020 came to a close, I set about taking an inventory of the year that had passed and pulling out that list from … Continue reading 2020- a running year in review
About 12 months ago now I received a phone call out of the blue from a work colleague of mine who basically said “Wanna come and do Everast Base camp with us?” Obviously the answer was “hell yes” with many exclamation points but it was a question that I didn’t know at the time would … Continue reading Like a girl: I’m off the pill & training with my cycle
I was asked recently by a well-intentioned stranger why and how I decided to get into ultra trail running. I gave her the stock standard reply of "I started small, got to the marathon, couldn't get any faster, so went longer". She seemed happy with that and we both went about the business. It wasn't … Continue reading My thank you to Samantha Gash
Mother’s Day, Easter, Anzac Day, Gold Coast Marathon, all cancelled due to COVID-19. It might seem a little strange for some to include Gold Coast Marathon into this list of yearly events but for 41 years, the Gold Coast marathon has been on the calendar of almost 10,000 people. For the past 6 years, I’ve … Continue reading A different Gold Coast marathon
It's now a few weeks into June and writing about a "pro-police" virtual running festival that took place over the month of May might be a bit on the nose for some. But before anyone reading this starts sending me hate mail, let me first start by saying that I am in Melbourne, Australia. That … Continue reading A month in review: May 2020 #Run4Blue
2019. Well it wasn't as bad as 2018. 2018 was about rediscovering my love of running, of the process as David Roche would say, after being injured and sidelined for three months and attending my goal race on crutches. 2019 was about rebuilding my body for running. I started the year as I usually do … Continue reading 2019- A year of running in review
Australia is burning. There isn't a pretty or polite way to say it. Animals were all know, koalas, kangaroos, possums and those we don't like dunnarts and black cockatoos, are literally burning alive and the ones that survive have no where to live to and nothing to eat. I'm not interested in getting political and … Continue reading How runners can help the Australian bush fire crisis?
I've been a little slack with the old blog lately, so as part of my 2020 New Years Resolutions, you can now expect something from me each Sunday. It could be a weekly training recap, a race review or just some random thoughts on food, running, trails or whatever takes my fancy to be honest! … Continue reading Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
Religion, politics, diet and now the requirement for race medals has been added to the list of things you don't talk about at a dinner table filled with runners. It's a hot topic that gets just as many passionate opinions on the Facebook groups as the carbs v fats debate. On one hand are the … Continue reading From medals to tattoos, Permanently commemorating your run
I have to run because I enjoy it. It's time to finally admit that even though my ego would love to say I ran a 3:30 marathon, my heart just doesn't enjoy it anymore and that's ok.